Sale 724



 
Lot 217



Cyprus, 1928, King George V, £5 black on yellow (Scott 109), o.g., never hinged, a choice, post office fresh mint single, Very Fine. Rarely seen in its original unhinged state.
SG 117a; £3,750 for hinged ($4,880).
Scott $3,750 for hinged.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.

Opening Bid $1,500



 
Lot 322



Rhodesia, 1910, King George V "Double Heads", ½d-£1 complete (Scott 101-118), a gorgeous mint set, o.g., each with a single small hinge remnant except the 2s6d & 7s6d-£1 are lightly hinged, incredibly bright, fresh and well centered; 4d with a small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, probably as fine an example of this iconic set as we have ever offered.
SG 119//166; £4,342 for cheapest shades ($5,640).
Scott $4,645.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

Opening Bid $2,000



 
Lot 486



Italian Offices in the Levant, 1874, Numeral, 2c orange brown, without overprint (Scott 2a), virtually perfectly centered with rich color and a trace of o.g.; small surface abrasion at bottom, just above the "A" of "ITALIANE", otherwise Extremely Fine. A lovely example of this exceedingly rare stamp, signed Colla, with 2004 Avi and Colla Asinelli certificates.
Sassone 2b; €95,000 ($106,880).
Scott $75,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Opening Bid $7,500



 
Lot 573

Babe Ruth autographed photograph, real photo of Ruth's swing during batting practice with excellent contrast and clarity, with complete signature at bottom right in pen "Sincerely/Babe Ruth". A gem for your collection, also includes Hall of Fame postcard, Excellent to Near Mint 6.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Born: February 6, 1895, Pigtown, Baltimore, MD, Died: August 16, 1948, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY
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Opening Bid $3,750



 
Lot 574

Lou Gehrig autographed photograph, real photo of Gehrig's swing at batting practice, an iconic image with excellent clarity & contrast, signed with pen at lower right "To James/Best Wishes/Lou Gehrig", complete bold signature, also includes Hall of Fame postcard, Excellent to Near Mint 6.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

Henry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig;[1] June 19, 1903 - June 2, 1941), nicknamed "the Iron Horse", was an American baseball first baseman who played his entire professional career (17 seasons) in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees, from 1923 until 1939. Gehrig was renowned for his prowess as a hitter and for his durability, which earned him his nickname "the Iron Horse." He was an All-Star seven consecutive times,[2] a Triple Crown winner once,[3] an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player twice,[3] and a member of six World Series champion teams. He had a career .340 batting average.632 slugging average, and a .447 on base average. He hit 493 home runs and had 1,995 runs batted in (RBI).


Opening Bid $3,750



 
Lot 1015



1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), full original gum, hinged, well centered and unusually pristine, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate and 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $9,500.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.

Opening Bid $3,750



 
Lot 1063

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1875 Special Printing, 6¢ dull rose (Scott 170), without gum as issued, crisp post office fresh color, rare to find in such quality with complete perforations and sound, Fine, less than 1/3 of those certified have complete perforations and are sound, about 35 examples believed to have been certified, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded F 70.
Scott $18,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.

Opening Bid $13,500



 
Lot 1230



1903, $1 black (Scott 311), o.g., never hinged, deeply etched impression with boldly emblazoned color on lily white paper, Superb, a true "matchless" gem, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $33,500.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.

Opening Bid $7,500



 
Lot 1251



1908, 2¢ carmine, type II, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (Scott 322), an exceptional pair, o.g., lightly hinged, wonderfully bright and fresh; minor separation at bottom, Fine to Very Fine, with 1988 & 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott $17,500.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000

An outstanding example of this rare experimental coil
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Opening Bid $3,750



 
Lot 1534



Postage Due, 1879, 50¢ deep brown, Special Printing (Scott J14), o.g., previously hinged, very fresh and well centered for this issue, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. and 2019 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.

Opening Bid $5,000










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